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Is there a 2555-EZ for 2020?

Is there a 2555-EZ for 2020?

If you’re a working American, you need to file taxes no matter where you live. Taxpayers filing for 2020 may be eligible to exclude up to $107,600 of their earned foreign income by filing IRS Form 2555-EZ, although the self-employment taxes must still be paid.

What does it mean to revoke the foreign earned income exclusion?

The revoked exclusion rule is designed to prevent taxpayers abroad from switching each year between FEIE and FTC. Simply put, if you had been using FEIE then switch to using FTC, then you are prohibited from switching back to use FEIE for a period of five years.

What is the Form 2555?

Form 2555. Form 2555 shows how you qualify for the bona fide residence test or physical presence test, how much of your foreign earned income is excluded, and how to figure the amount of your allowable foreign housing exclusion or deduction.

Who fills out form 2555?

You must be a US citizen or resident alien. You must have earned less than $103,900 in 2018 of wages in a foreign country. If you have self-employment income, it is not included in this and requires Form 2555 with your expat tax return.

What qualifies as foreign earned income?

Foreign-earned income: Foreign-earned income means wages, salaries, professional fees, or other amounts paid to you for personal services rendered by you. The excluded amount will reduce your regular income tax but will not reduce your self-employment tax.

How do I fill out 1040 with foreign income?

Generally, you report your foreign income where you normally report your U.S. income on your tax return. Earned income (wages) is reported on line 7 of Form 1040; interest and dividend income is reported on Schedule B; income from rental properties is reported on Schedule E, etc.

How do you qualify for foreign income exclusion?

What Are the Requirements for Foreign Earned Income Exclusion?

  1. Must have foreign earned income.
  2. Must have a tax home in a foreign country.
  3. Meet either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test.
  4. Make a valid election to exclude foreign earned income.

Do I need to revoke foreign earned income exclusion?

Revoking the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion If you have already invoked the FEIE and you do not want to use it one year, you must formally revoke it. Once revoked it cannot be used for another 5 years without requesting permission from the IRS in a Private Letter Ruling, at a cost of $2,000.

Who can claim 2555?

Who needs to file Form 2555? You need to file IRS form 2555 if you want to claim the foreign earned income exclusion. You can claim an exclusion for income you earned abroad if you qualify under the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test and if you have a foreign tax home.

Do I need to file Form 2555 every year?

TIMELY FILING THE FORM 2555 Once you choose to claim an exclusion, the choice remains in effect for that year and all future years unless it is revoked. However, you need to include the form each year with your tax return in order to claim the benefit of that year.